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Discussions on the internet come in three main forms. The
oldest format is the Usenet.
The Usenet has over 30000 discussion groups. To use
Usenet you need a separate program. XNews is a great
Usenet reader. Forums
are an integrated collection of related discussions
and in my opinion the nicest option on the internet. Groups aka lists are
individual discussion groups. Yahoo Groups has the largest
collection of groups on the internet. Unfortunately finding
groups on a specific topic for a specific region can be difficult.
So my list of available Yahoo Groups is likely incomplete.|
BirdForum Covers birds mostly but also covers most catagories in nature. Large amount of traffic, particularily from Europe. Plenty of other resources.
Birder's World Community Less traffic than BirdForum but most participants are from USA or Canada.
alt.binaries.birds | alt.binaries.birdwatching | alt.binaries.multimedia.birds.of.prey
alt.birdwatching | alt.birdwatching.clubs | alt.birdwatching.ducks | alt.birdwatching.bluebirds | alt.birdwatching.hummingbirds | alt.birdwatching.optics | alt.birdwatching.owls | alt.birdwatching.photography | alt.birdwatching.raptors | alt.birdwatching.songbirds
Butterfly Digest A convenient website where you can look up recent messages in the following five groups (plus others groups out of our area)
Leps-L The Lepidoptera Listserver, a general purpose electronic forum for those with an interest in butterflies and moths.
TILS-moth-rah All about moths
Ont-Odes Ontario dragonflies and damselflies
gl_odonata Great Lakes Odonata
Odonata-L Dragonfly biology
NEodes Not Ontario but close
sci.bio.entomology.homoptera | sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera | sci.bio.entomology.misc | sci.bio.misc
Field Herp Forum An USA and Canadian forum for herps. Has an Ontario chapter.
Fern forum (from American Fern Society)
Northern Country Morals (Michagan)